Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Maoists

Congress supports urban Maoists, says PM Modi

Addressing an election rally in Chhattisgarh, PM Modi said that previous governments did not do enough to develop the Naxal-hit Bastar region.

No more official visits for journalists to high-risk areas: Raman Singh after Maoist attack

A day after Maoist attack, govt official says such incidents may go up in view of assembly polls but assures that security will be beefed up.

In biggest crackdown of its kind, CRPF nabs 500 alleged Maoist supporters in Chhattisgarh

The Central Reserve Police Force has deployed close to a lakh armed personnel to tackle Left-wing extremism in various states of the country.

Bombay High Court raps Maharashtra police: Why hold press conference on sub judice matter?

During the briefing, police read out letters exchanged between the activists who were arrested and claimed they had proof of their links with Maoists.

UPA flagged SC about Maoists’ ‘urban’ mobilisation strategy in 2013

In an affidavit, the Sushil Kumar Shinde-headed home ministry had said thinkers and ideologues had kept the Maoist movement alive in India.

Urban Naxal is the new enemy & ‘Useful Idiot’ BJP needs for 2019

BJP needs to seek a vote against 'somebody'. Adding Maoists to Muslims, the 'tukde-tukde' thread will tie in nicely for 2019.

Why is Maharashtra Police trusted to arrest ‘Hindu terrorists’, not ‘Maoists’?

As hashtags like #MeTooUrbanNaxal trend on social media to protest the arrest of five activists by the Maharashtra Police, many argue that similar outrage...

NGO fact-finding team hints at Maoist role in Jharkhand gang rape of street play artistes

Seven performers were allegedly gang-raped after being abducted from a school during a play on human trafficking.

Modi assassination plot: Threats to leaders boost their image, gives them new lease of life

Life threats and declaring war are two powerful weapons in politics, and India is no exception.

Plugged-In: JD(S), Congress thrash out Karnataka pact & 7 cops killed by Maoists

Front Page The aftermath of the Karnataka elections continues to unfold. The CM candidate of the JD(S)-Congress coalition, H.D. Kumaraswamy, says he will prove his...

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.